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[audio]Urban Homesteading - Shaping San Francisco
Shaping San Francisco Talk featuring K. Ruby Blume of the Institute for Urban Homesteading in Oakland, Esperanza Pallana of pluckandfeather.com and the East Bay Urban Agriculture Alliance, and Melinda Stone from Howtohomestead.org. A wide ranging discussion on what urban homesteading is, how one gets started, what some of the principles and philosophies underlying it are, and much more.
Keywords: urban homesteading; urban agriculture; food; urban game; rabbits; bees; food security; food sovereignty; East Bay
Downloads: 81 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Reclaiming Bay Area Military Bases - Shaping San Francisco Talks
From the "Nature in the City" series of Shaping San Francisco Talks at CounterPULSE, this one features speakers on cleaning up after the military, restoring the former military bases around the San Francisco Bay. Chris Carlsson, host, Peter Brastow of Nature in the City, and Ruth Gravanis, coordinator of the Treasure Island wetlands project, Arthur Feinstein chair of the SF Bay Joint Venture.
Keywords: San Francisco, Treasure Island, Alameda Wildlife Preserve, birds, wetlands
Downloads: 131 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Surviving the Economic Meltdown One Neighborhood at a Time - Shaping San Francisco
Economic meltdown? Recession? Depression? What are we to do? With the bailout benefiting Wall Street at the expense of Main Street, many are expect the new Obama administration to champion a New New Deal. But how will working people fare? Will the catalyst for change come from above or below? What lessons can we learn from the past and what are âurban homesteadersâ already doing to localize the economy at the neighborhood level? Featuring working class historian Gifford Hartman, who will revis...
Keywords: Economic crisis; Depression; urban homesteaders; self-reliance; localization; 1930s anti-eviction; gardening; alternative energy; graywater; Food Not Bombs
Downloads: 63
[audio]What Are Our Streets For? - Shaping San Francisco
Emerging visions for public thoroughfares challenge the 20th century paradigm of automobile-centric streets. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and wild critters are all demanding their own ways to cross the city. San Francisco's "Green Connections" project seeks to integrate these new visions into San Francisco's urban grid. Join Andy Thornley (SF Bike Coalition), Peter Brastow (Nature in the City), Elizabeth Stampe (Walk SF), and the SF Planning Dept.'s Kearstin Dischinger to critically evalute these co...
Keywords: Streets; public space; thoroughfares; green connections; wildlife corridors; bikeways; bike boulevards; walking; pedestrians; traffic calming
Downloads: 45
[audio]Learnin' + Teachin' -- The Future of Education: Part 4 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Part 4 of the Future of Education talk, featuring audience-led dialogue with Will Grant, Lisa Schiff, Ken Tray, and Karen Allen.
Keywords: San Francisco, public schools, literacy, adult education, parents, homeschooling, religion, textbooks, social interaction
Downloads: 82
[audio]Mystery of Laguna Dolores - Shaping San Francisco
Christopher Richard, aquatic biologist at the Oakland Museum of California, has deciphered the earliest accounts of the water features of the San Francisco peninsula... working with maps, original Spanish diary entries, and a clear understanding of Mission settlement patterns, Richard builds his argument that the century-old myth of a freshwater lake in the Mission is unsustainable.
Keywords: water; lakes; ecology; Mission period; Spanish colonization; San Francisco; Mission Dolores; creeks; shorelines
Downloads: 61
[audio]Learnin' + Teachin' -- The Future of Education: Part 2 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Part two of the program on the future of education, featuring Will Grant, co-founder of statewide network in New Mexico of local leadership groups to transform education from K-12. He is followed by Ken Tray, high school teacher at Lowell High in San Francisco, and director of political education for United Educators of SF, the teachers' union.
Keywords: San Francisco, public schools, literacy, adult education, parents, homeschooling, religion, textbooks, social interaction
Downloads: 48
[audio]Susan Greene: Art & Politics - Shaping San Francisco
Susan Greene is a public artist, activist, educator and clinical psychologist. Her practice straddles a range of cultural arenas, focusing on borders, migrations, decolonization and memory. Greene is one of four Jewish American women artists who in 1989 founded the ongoing âBreak the Silence Mural Projectâ in solidarity with Palestine. This was part of the ongoing Shaping San Francisco Talks series at CounterPULSE, held May 27, 2009.
Keywords: Art; politics; murals; borders; migrations; decolonization; Palestine; Israel
Downloads: 32
[audio]Lake Merced Natural Area - Shaping San Francisco Talks
The largest coastal lagoon between Point Reyes and Pescadero, Lake Merced is an incomparable natural resource for San Francisco. A controversial preserve has been proposed for East Lake and some intact habitats, to protect wildlife and threatened species. Dan Murphy GG Audubon Society, David Behar, SF Public Utilities Commission. A Nature in the City co-production (www.natureinthecity.org)
Keywords: Lake Merced; aquifer; golf courses; habitat; species; wildlife; birds; Audubon; southwest San Francisco
Downloads: 41
[audio]Asias Unknown Uprisings March 13 2013 - Shaping San Francisco
The 2nd volume of George Katsiaficas's monumental study of Asian Revolutions, this provides a unique perspective on uprisings in nine places in East Asia over the past five decades. While the 2011 Arab Spring is well known, the wave of uprisings that swept East Asia in the 1980s became hardly visible. Katsiaficas relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and shows their subsequent influence on the wave of uprisings that swept Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s...
Keywords: People Power; Uprisings; Asia; Philippines; Burma; Tibet; China; Tienamen Square; Taiwan; Bangladesh; Nepal; Thailand
Downloads: 30
[audio]Political and Community Spaces in San Francisco - Shaping San Francisco
Community based public art spaces are stuck between business-like survival and serving their communities. Hear veterans of San Franciscoâs Space Wars discuss how theyâve navigated the repressive dynamics of real estate, money, and power to hold open spaces for diverse communities to meet, talk, make art, and shape life. Jonathan Youtt (Cellspace), Robin Balliger (Komotion), Michael Med-o Whitson (848 and CounterPULSE)...
Keywords: real estate; community spaces; evictions; performance venues
Downloads: 26
[audio]Global Africa: Liberation Movements Since 1945 - Shaping San Francisco
A discussion of African liberation movements and decolonialization from 1945 to the present, of political problems of the post-independence periodâcoups, civil wars, struggles against oppressive regimes, economic problems of post-independence, of cultural renaissance, and of links to movements in diaspora. Immanuel Wallerstein, Walter Turner and Will Grant. Recorded Sept. 24, 2008 at CounterPULSE, part of the ongoing Shaping San Francisco Talks series.
Keywords: Africa; colonialism; decolonization; South Africa; Kenya; Nigeria; Zimbabwe; Congo; independence; coups; civil wars
Downloads: 80
[audio]Learnin' + Teachin' -- The Future of Education: Part 3 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Part 3 of the Future of Education talk, featuring audience-led dialogue with Will Grant, Lisa Schiff, Ken Tray, and Karen Allen.
Keywords: San Francisco, public schools, literacy, adult education, parents, homeschooling, religion, textbooks, social interaction
Downloads: 224
[audio]Can San Francisco Feed Itself? Part 3 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
continuing the 3-part discussion of "Can San Francisco Feed Itself?" covering questions of urban agriculture, community food security, slow and organic food, and more. This episode features author Margit Roos-Collins ("Flavors of Home"), Lane Cunningham, and some Q&A and discussion with the audience.
Keywords: San Francisco, urban agriculture, community gardening, weeds, Slow Food, farming, organics
Downloads: 116
[audio]Golf Courses, Parks, Natural Areas - Shaping San Francisco
Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica (owned by the city of San Francisco) has become a point of sharp controversy, pitting golfers against endangered species. Meanwhile the city's budget is strained by the impossibility of maintaining a failing, moribund golf course while recreational needs go unmet, and threats of endangered species and habitat lawsuits further jeopardize the city's strained resources...
Keywords: Biodiversity; Nature in the City; golf courses; natural areas; parks; wild equity
Downloads: 18
[audio]The Green City - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Integrating urban life with local nature, biodiversity, and resources is the challenge of our time. New and veteran activists share visions, strategies, and how they are laying the foundation for a truly Green City. Featuring Peter Berg of Planet Drum Foundation, Bonnie Sherk of A Living Library project, Peter Brastow of Nature in the City.
Keywords: San Francisco, biodiversity, restoration, urban sustainability, regional ecology
Downloads: 238
[audio]Anti-Systemic Knowledge: Learning from the Global South - Shaping San Francisco
A talk on the coloniality of power and knowledge, transmodernity, border knowledge, indigenous socialism and the socialization of power, solidarity economies, and other contemporary practices, theories and radical political alternatives emerging from the Global South. The panelists will discuss autonomous self-activity in Venezuela, Amazonian social forums, poly-culturality, global indigenous movements, the conditions and politics of knowledge production during the early colonization of the Amer...
Keywords: Indigenous movements; theory; exteriority; mestizo; anti-colonialism; socialism; modernism
Downloads: 81
[audio]Twin Peaks Bioregional Park - Shaping San Francisco
The Twin Peaks Bioregion is the hilly heart of San Franciscoâthe top of the city's watershedsâfrom the oak woodlands of Golden Gate Park to Glen Canyon, and from Hawk Hill to Buena Vista Park. Nature in the City has been talking for a couple of years about the heart of the city as a special place to which we should pay attention. Our vision for a Twin Peaks Bioregional Park would consolidate 10-12 different City jurisdictions into one management entity for the protection, restoration and conne...
Keywords: Restoration; Nature; Cities; habitat; butterflies; wild corridors; native plants
Downloads: 24
[audio]Art & Politics: Rigo - Shaping San Francisco
Rigo 95, Rigo 23, Rigo Rigo Rigo! Heâll be here to give us a taste of his amazing work, from huge mosaics and building-size murals, street sign satires, and commemorative sculptures. Come and meet one of the giants of our local scene, who also happens to be an international star too, and yet is one of the most relaxed people youâll ever meet.
Keywords: murals; sculpture; public art
Downloads: 22
[audio]What's Natural About Natural Disasters? Part 3 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
continuing the conversation about the category of "natural disaster" and how many things taken for granted as normal or natural are actually artifacts of human culture. This episode features Chris Carlsson and Peter Davidson.
Keywords: public health; heroin overdose; natural disaster
Downloads: 105
[audio]Class and Power in Queer San Francisco - Shaping San Francisco
What does âclassâ or âcommunityâ mean? How does the newbie Midwesterner serving burgers at a Castro street diner relate to the landlord and shop owner âGay Communityâ spokesmen? How do the schisms between different classes of women, whether lesbian or bi or undefined, show up in daily life and local politics (or not)? How does fear of gender bending impact trans and intersexed people when it comes to paying the rent? Solidad de Costa, Keith Hennessy, and Michelle Tea.
Keywords: class; community; gender; transgender; gay; lesbian; bisexual; worker; labor; economy; housing
Downloads: 25
[audio]Burnette Haskell - Shaping San Francisco
Recording of notes scribbled in margins of Haskell's notebooks in 1880s.
Keywords: Haskell; real estate; Hall of Records; radicals
Downloads: 81
[audio]Watersheds Lost and Found: San Francisco, Guadalajara, Yuba - Shaping San Francisco
One of the emerging zeitgeists of our era is the rediscovery of the water beneath our cities, and redefining the places we are in through awareness of our watersheds. Derek Hitchcock of the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Joel Pomerantz, a San Francisco water historian, and Sarah Kelly and Arthur Richards, co-directors of Adapting to Scarcity, will share their knowledge and find the common streams uniting their work around indigenous communities reliant on waterways, and the possibilit...
Keywords: watersheds; creeks; rivers; dams; pollution; silt; contamination; sedimentation; salmon; sea; tides; saltwater; fresh water
Downloads: 21
[audio]Charles H Kerr Publishing Co. and Wisconsin's 21st century politics - Shaping San Francisco
Founded in 1886 by Unitarian (who moved rapidly leftwards!) Charles H. Kerr, the Charles H Kerr Publishing Co. has been a mainstay of non-sectarian left publishing, and culture since its inception. The first to publish Marx's Capital in English, and the pre-eminent publisher of the IWW for the last century, please join Kerr Co. biographer Allen Ruff in interrogating, analyzing and celebrating the previous 115, and looking forward to the next...
Keywords: Charles H. Kerr publishing; Midwest radicalism; Wisconsin; Madison; public workers; occupations
Downloads: 15
[audio]24 Ten Years--Ecology Emerges - Shaping San Francisco
Chris Carlsson reads an excerpt from his essay "Ecology Emerges" in the City Lights Foundation book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78".
Keywords: ecology; open space; environmentalism; property taxes
Downloads: 37
[audio]Reclaiming Bay Area Military Bases Part 2 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
From the "Nature in the City" series of Shaping San Francisco Talks at CounterPULSE, this one features speakers on cleaning up after the military, restoring the former military bases around the San Francisco Bay. In part 2 we hear from Arthur Feinstein chair of the SF Bay Joint Venture; Doug Biggs, community resources director of the Alameda Point Collaborative, Kat Steele, founder of the Urban Permaculture Guild.
Keywords: San Francisco, Alameda Naval Air Station, homeless, housing, permaculture, bird refuge
Downloads: 136
[audio]Green Corridor Teach-In - Shaping San Francisco
The Next Step in Sustainability Are you an Activist? Naturalist? Educator? â¦or just curious? Want to learn about increasing habitat for local species? â¦transformative programs and projects? â¦Service learning for kids of all ages? â¦native plants, gardening, urban sustainability? Join us for an old-fashioned Teach-In: Greening San Francisco: Wild Corridors and Guerrilla Gardens, from the Bay to Ocean Beach...
Keywords: Green Corridor; public space; backyards; community gardens; habitat; endangered species; native plants; Green Hairstreak Butterfly; butterflies
Downloads: 34
[audio]Art & Politics: Amy Franceschini - Shaping San Francisco
Amy Franceschini is a pollinator who creates formats for exchange and production that question and challenge the social, cultural and environmental systems that surround her. An overarching theme in her work is a perceived conflict between humans and nature. Her projects reveal the ways that local politics are affected by globalization. In 1995, Amy founded Futurefarmers, an international collective of artists...
Keywords: art; farm; agriculture; urban; food; politics; commodity; whimsy
Downloads: 40
[audio]Bay Bridge Sept 11 2013 - Shaping San Francisco
Chris Carlsson presents a historic look at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, how it has changed over time, going from two-way traffic on the top deck (3 lanes in each direction) with trains and trucks on the lower deck, to today's new span. The history of automobility surrounding the bridge, and the many other schemes to build more bridges and crisscross San Francisco with high-speed freeways shows the context of the Bridge.....
Keywords: Bay Bridge; freeways; Freeway Revolt; Southern Crossing; infrastructure
Downloads: 35
[audio]Talks: From India to the Bay Area - Shaping San Francisco
Devendra Sharma (Performing Diaspora) and Jaysi Chander (physician and kathak dancer/tabla player/poet and activist) discuss important issues surrounding the Bay Area Indian community. Topics include: immigration politics, women in forced marriage, Indian Invitro industry, political economy of Silicon Valley and Indian outsourcing industries.
Keywords: India; South Asia; dance; Performing Diaspora; Silicon Valley; marriage; immigration; outsourcing
Downloads: 96
[audio]New Green City Politics - Shaping San Francisco
What are the historic roots of our current ecological politics, how have they shaped todayâs environment and the questions we face now? Open space, biodiversity, global warming, fresh water, street design and transit choices, urban farming... local historian Dick Walker (âThe City in the Countryâ), Kearstin Krehbiel (SF Parks Trust), Peter Brastow (Nature in the City), Keirstin Dischinger (Bike Kitchen)...
Keywords: Open space; biodiversity; global warming; fresh water; street design; transit choices; urban farming
Downloads: 9
[audio]Candlestick Point: State Park for the People - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Part of the ongoing Shaping San Francisco Talks series at CounterPULSE. San Francisco California State Park at Candlestick, an urban shoreline park used by bird watchers, picnickers, and fishermen, is being ecologically transformed for the benefit of the Bayview community and local critters. Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Patrick Rump, Literacy for Environmental Justice, Claude Everhart, Friends of Candlestick...
Keywords: nature in the city; ecology; urban parks; shoreline; wetlands; birds; state parks; fishermen; sustainability; restoration
Downloads: 22
[audio]Nowtopia - Shaping San Francisco
Chris Carlsson introduces his new book at CounterPULSE, April 9, 2009: "Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners Are Inventing the Future Today"... this is a bit over an hour, and it's entirely a reading from the contents of the book to an audience of about 80 friends.
Keywords: Nowtopia; gardening; utopia; bicycling; programming; biofuels; Burning Man
Downloads: 64
[audio]Occupy Everywhere! - Shaping San Francisco
Everyone is invited to come to an open discussion about the Occupy movement that started in September in the U.S. and has spread across the country, with dramatic events in Oakland, San Francisco, and other locales. What are the politics of this moment? How shall we understand our own activity, how does it fit into a longer historical perspective? Is this really so new? If so, what next? Come and participate in a civil and lively discussion.
Keywords: Occupy; Occupy Wall Street; politics; history; direct action; banks; foreclosures; taxes
Downloads: 36
[audio]Eco-Politics Strategic Roundtable - Shaping San Francisco
Starhawk, Doug Bevington ("The Rebirth of Environmentalism"), Jay Rosenberg, Chris Carlsson. An open discussion with veterans of numerous political and ecological campaigns, in a broad attempt to think strategically about how to go beyond the narrow agendas of so many organizations, and the myopia that afflicts all too many eco-activists. From permaculture activism to eco-justice campaigns in Oakland and San Francisco, to a wider look at the deep incompatibility of capitalism and ecological heal...
Keywords: ecology; politics; ecopolitics; permaculture; urban farming; agriculture; gardening; community gardens; bicycling; spirit
Downloads: 26
[audio]Philippines: Immigration Politics and the Body - Shaping San Francisco
What do people really know about the history and culture of the Philippines? How does a history fraught with war, Spanish colonization, American imperialism, historical erasure, and racism affect the ways Filipinos perceive and experience the body? Join CounterPULSE as we continue to celebrate Performing Diaspora with this panel, bringing you artist-scholars working around Filipino history, decolonization and the creation of cultural forms...
Keywords: Philippines; Filipino; Filipino-American; Philippine-American War; Philippine-U.S. War; Spanish-American War; decolonialization; colonization; empire; imperialism; Manilatown; diaspora; queer; performance; Performing Diaspora
Downloads: 46
[audio]Vanished Waters: A History of San Francisco's Mission Bay - Shaping San Francisco
Today Mission Bay is the moniker for a new UCSF biomedical campus. Some urban explorers know there is a Mission Creek with a houseboat community, too. In conjunction with the 2nd edition of the book Vanished Waters, weâll take a visual cruise through the industrial and watery past of this former tidal bay, fed by the fresh waters of several local creeks and streams. With Shaping San Francisco's Chris Carlsson and Bob Isaacson and Ginny Stearns from the Mission Creek Conservancy.
Keywords: Mission Bay; wetlands; landfill; shoreline; Mission District; South of Market; SOMA; Yelamu; Natural History; restoration; Catellus; railroads
Downloads: 55
[audio]Queer Agenda, Work, and Gentrification - Shaping San Francisco
Join queer organizers from Pride at Work/HAVOQ and other community organizations to discuss gentrification, how the economy affects queer workers, and redefining the gay agenda. This recording was primarily of the Queer Agenda discussion, but also has the report-backs from the other groups at theend of the night. Reexamine what is seen as a queer issue in San Francisco, as we dig into our ongoing struggles for justice around issues that daily affect our lives and those in our communities...
Keywords: Queer; agenda; workers' rights; gentrification; class; rich and poor; unions; labor; human rights; gay marriage; don't ask don't tell; gays in military
Downloads: 39
[audio]Precarious Dead-End Job? The Cooperative Alternative - Shaping San Francisco
Members of Bay Area worker cooperatives will share their thoughts on the history and practice of democratic organization, decision making, equitable employment, and the effects that these organizations have had on the local economy (Rainbow, Inkworks, Box Dog Bikes, Design Action, NoBAWC).
Keywords: Cooperatives; collectives; self-management; self-employment; democracy; economic democracy
Downloads: 29
[audio]Processed World radio magazine excerpt - "Pinhead Schuler" (Terry Hawkins, Janice Leiber, Chris Carlsson)
1:12 Twist of Fate by Jonathan Leake, voice D.S. Black :27 To NASA with Love by Linda Thomas, voice Janice 1:29 Opinions by Adam Cornford, voice Adam :35 Missing Work by William Talcott, voice Terry 1:20 Why I Can't Work by Bridget Reilly, voice Michelle
Keywords: work; wage-slavery; typing; offices; satire; humor
Downloads: 19
[audio]Are Green Jobs Different? Can Capitalism - Shaping San Francisco
Amidst a general enthusiasm and push for a ânew Green economyâ weâll take a look at both the kinds of work that get labeled green, and how the logic of capitalism impedes a deeper ecological transformation. Jason Mark ("Building the Green Economy," Alemany Farm), Chris Carlsson ("Nowtopia," Shaping San Francisco), and Mary Rick (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies).
Keywords: Green Jobs; Green New Deal; Green Economy; Sustainability; small business; government; regulation; wage labor
Downloads: 28
[audio]U.S. Social Forum: Detroit, June 2010 - Shaping San Francisco
Join us for an information and strategies session on the subject of the upcoming US Social Forum, to be held in Detroit in June. Discussion will include a brief history of the Social Forums and a discussion of the role and uses of the US Social Forum in particular by members of groups from the Bay Area planning to participate. California Student Movement politics will also be in the mix. Moderator: Kathy Wallerstein...
Keywords: Social Forum; World Social Forum; Detroit; student movement; UC; CSU; Community Colleges; workshops; Another US is necessary; Another World is Possible
Downloads: 16
[audio]Endangered Species Campaiging - Shaping San Francisco
Endangered Buses is an artwork that wrapped four San Francisco Muni buses in images of locally endangered species. Reintroducing these animals into the urban scene that displaced them, the project dramatizes the priorities and conflicts which shape habitat for both humans and animals. Endangered Buses emerges from a vision of engaged and interdependent beings. Reports on the Tuolomne River Trust and SalmonAID, as well as a case study of Sharp Park Golf Course.....
Keywords: Endangered species; Endangerbus; Salmon; San Francisco garter snake; California red-legged frog; Sharp Park Golf Course; media; ecology; environmentalism; economics; work
Downloads: 43
[audio]Ecology & Redevelopment in Bayview Hunter's Point - Shaping San Francisco
The City and Lennar Corporation are promulgating a redevelopment plan, but what about ecology, wildlife and the human community? Come learn about ArcEcology's recent report that illustrates brand new and exciting alternatives for the Bayview-Hunter's Point Redevelopment. How is Candlestick Point State Recreation Area affected? Isn't Bayview-Hunter's Point entitled to its own Crissy Field? How can (re)development benefit the current residents and be driven by their needs and wants? (Saul Bloom, A...
Keywords: redevelopment; toxic waste; Yosemite slough; Candlestick Point; Hunter's Point; Navy Base; Southeast San Francisco; Eastern Neighborhoods
Downloads: 36
[audio]4 Ten Years--From Occupied Ohlone Territory - Shaping San Francisco
Excerpted from Mary Jean Robertson's essay "Reflections from Occupied Ohlone Territory" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: Ohlone; American Indian Center; Alcatraz; Indian rights
Downloads: 139
[audio]Global Commons/Global Enclosures - Shaping San Francisco
A critique of the idea of a global commons, the history and context of the commons under feudalism, demonstrating the boundary between 'commons' and 'commodity'. Also how Via Campesina is using the commons in "food sovereignty" politics âhow seed politics offers a model for international decommodification. Iain Boal and Raj Patel, part of the Shaping San Francisco Talks series at CounterPULSE, recorded April 22, 2009.
Keywords: commons; global; food security; food sovereignty; globalization; anti-globalization
Downloads: 119
[audio]The Green City: Part 3 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
completing the 3-part series on The Green City, this features audience discussion with the panelists, Peter Brastow, Peter Berg, Brian Holland, and Bonnie Sherk.
Keywords: San Francisco, biodiversity, restoration, urban sustainability, regional ecology
Downloads: 66
[audio]What's Natural About Natural Disasters? Part 2 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Continuing from part one, this half hour features Sherlina Nager of Literacy for Environmental Justice, a group from San Francisco's Bayview/Hunter's Point. She speaks to the class divisions that mean so-called "natural" disasters impact different populations in radically different ways. She describes environmental justice as a movement that is led by communities of color against environmental racism, and the goal is to set up sustainable, self-determined and just communities, dating back to 198...
Keywords: San Francisco, cancer epidemic, environmental justice, racism
Downloads: 179
[audio]Stop 4 Komotion - Shaping San Francisco
Bending Over Backwards Audio Tour Stop 4: Komotion International, an underground music and performance space at 2779 16th Street, c. 1986-97.
Keywords: punk; performance; Mission District; San Francisco; 1980s; 1990s; Robin Ballinger; Sasha Lilly
Downloads: 31
[audio]"We are not machines!" The Situation and Struggles of the iSlaves in China - Shaping San Franicisco
Foxconn, the world's biggest contract manufacturer, employs more than one million people in China alone, working for Apple and many other brands. Foxconn's workers, the iSlaves, face horrendous working conditions while producing iPhones and iPads. In 2010 a series of worker suicides at Chinese Foxconn factories drew world-wide attention. The situation has not changed much since: instead of improving conditions, Foxconn accelerated the relocation of factories to the Chinese hinterland, and still ...
Keywords: China; Foxconn; Apple; iPhone; iPad; iSlave; iPod; working class; class struggle; strikes; riots; protest
Downloads: 19
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